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  • Resident Friendly Ancillary Revenue

    Incredible rent increases won’t last forever. For asset managers, the inflexion point when market rents plateau is often accompanied by a pivot into ancillary revenue opportunities. In fact, smart multifamily operators are already re-examining fee structures, charge-backs, and creative ways to pass a portion of community management costs respectfully through to the renter. At Maximize: 2014...
  • Video: Technology-Based Opportunities at Maximize

    If you’re reading this, you’re probably like me: you love multifamily real estate, and even more, love the things that make it run. For asset managers, the technologies available to move the needle of property performance have come a long way. Consider that just 15 years ago, being technically adroit in multifamily meant knowing how to run cable lines and hardwire assets behind the wall. Since...
  • 10 Reasons Value-Add is an Apartment Asset Manager’s Number One Job

    With all of the new apartment supply hitting the market, it’s no surprise investors not in the merchant building game are turning tovalue-add rehab opportunities in multifamily. In fact, repositioning is so hot in the disposition space, forward pricing on class B value-add is practically approaching class A apartment real estate, with sub-five cap rates popping in major markets across the country...
  • Contemplating the Opportunities of Asset Management

    In planning for Maximize: the 2014 Multifamily Asset Management Conference, we recently came across a rather compelling property. Purchased out of auction in September 2012, the 404-unit property just completed an $85 million renovation, and is preparing to implement a web-based customer service portal shared by the other 60 properties in its portfolio. Since development began on the property in...

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